Protect wolves returning to the Pacific Northwest
Northwest wolves like this Lookout pair
The comment period for wolves has now closed. Thank you for speaking out for Northwest wolves!
A scientific peer review recently found that the Service’s proposal to remove federal protections for wolves in the lower 48, including Washington’s Cascade Mountains, lacked scientific merit. Consequently, the Service has reopened its earlier comment period on the controversial proposal.
The recent comment period ended March 27, 2014.
According to recent surveys, Washington’s wolves face increasing threats from poaching, vehicle collisions, and other factors. Now is the time to make sure that our nascent wolf populations in the Cascades are protected as a “distinct population segment,” a definition that recognizes the unique genetics and ecology of Pacific Northwest wolves.
Even if you commented previously on the Service’s proposal, please take action again. Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to 1) drop its proposal to remove protections for wolves across most of the lower 48 states and 2) designate wolves in the Pacific Northwest as a “threatened” distinct population segment.